Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, Jan. 2, 2019
LEARN self-respect, compassion and commitment to community | GROW academically, socially, emotionally, creatively and intellectually | BECOME world citizens who have a voice and make a difference.
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Upper El science students dissected chicken wings to learn about muscle systems and parts, in lessons before Winter Break. See more photos on the UE program page.→
Learn more about upper levels on Jan. 3
You are invited to join our Head of School Sunita Pailoor to learn more about our Middle and High School programs on Thursday, Jan. 3, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Whether your child is ready for Middle or High School next year, or you’re just planning ahead, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about both secondary program levels. The discussion will take place in Building 2, upstairs in the East room. Just enter through the southwest door and head upstairs.
Our college counselor Jill O’Keefe will also be on hand to answer your questions about the transition from WMHS to college. And our high school graduates who are home on winter break will talk about their own transitions to college. All families are invited, and complimentary child care is provided. Please RSVP to Admissions if you plan to attend, so we may plan for seating and child care. We hope to see you there!
When you made your own light sources
Upper El students continued their studies of colonial times by learning how to dip candles, with the help of a volunteer, on Dec. 18. See more photos on the UE program page.→
Just being dramatic
Is this pair of students only acting as if they are relaxed? They could be, as they are part of the drama elective! See more photos inside.→
Juniper celebrates 100 percent AG participation
Days before departing for winter break Juniper students were treated to a surprise Menchie’s frozen yogurt party, celebrating the classroom’s 100 percent participation in this year’s Annual Giving campaign.
We are so thankful for these families’ support of WMS, and how they inspired many to act. AG Classroom Representative Meg Morgan led Juniper’s campaign, cheering them on all the way to the finish line. Meg, thank you, as we know your enthusiasm and support was a great part of your class’s success!
Ginkgo will celebrate their 100 percent participation later in January. Thank you to all our donors and big cheers to the Cedar, Cypress, Hawthorn, Fig and Magnolia classrooms, who were all so close to 100 percent participation. Your support makes us great!
Don’t forget to make your AG pledge payments ASAP, payment reminders will be sent the week of Jan. 7. Questions? Contact Keri Sliger.
UE studies local native history on field trip
Upper Elementary students recently practiced basketweaving at the Hibulb Cultural Center in Tulalip. They took a field trip to the museum and natural history preserve to learn about local Native American History.
How to log volunteer hours
It is exciting to see so many volunteers hours being logged into the WMS Volunteer Portal. If you have volunteered this school year and not yet recorded your hours, please do so following the instructions below. Please log one hour for any food or flower donations that you prepped and delivered.
- Log into the Portal.
- Click “Finished Tasks” in the left sidebar.
- Click on the “Add” button located in the top right-hand corner.
- A new row will appear.
- Enter the Task Name, Category (optional), Start Date (optional), End Date (optional), Start Time (optional), End Time (optional) and number of hours contributed.
- Click the “Save” button located in the top right-hand corner.
- A message will then appear stating “All log hours are saved.”
- You can also edit logged hours for already entered tasks and click save button after editing!
Thank you as always, for helping us to build a strong, thriving, and inclusive community.—Director of Development Keri Sliger
Due to Winter Break, some of the program-level pages have not been updated today. Please enjoy the previously-posted content!
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- Jan. 3
- •Upper level chat with Sunita, 3:30 p.m., Ash classroom, North Creek Building 2 east
- Jan. 4
- •Early Bird registration for Jan. 18 camp closes. Jan. 18 is an in-service day and there is no school for students on that day.
- Jan. 9
- •BOT mtg., 7 p.m., BOT Mtg. Rm., Building 2, NC campus
- Jan. 10
- •LE Level Chat w/Sunita, 3:30 p.m., Plaza, Bldg. 1, NC campus
- •Admissions Open House program for prospective families, 6-8 p.m., NC campus
Invite friends to January open houses
If you know of friends or family who are seeking schools for their children aged 18 months to 18 years, please invite them to register for one of our open houses in January. On Jan. 10, from 6-8 p.m., please join us upstairs in Building 2 at North Creek for a student panel, questions and school tours. On Jan. 12, from 10-11:30 a.m., visit the Woodinville campus to learn more about that campus and its programs from pre-K through K. Register here for a tour or open house, and help us spread the word!
Register for spring electives
Registration for spring electives is open through Jan. 11. From Brazilian movement and yoga to coding and making, there are a variety of fun after-school enrichment activities for your child. You can read the electives brochure here.
Positive Discipline workshop is on Jan. 17
Save Thursday, Jan. 17, 4-6 p.m., Building 2, North Creek campus, for Chip DeLorenzo, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, Montessori educator and administrator, for a Positive Discipline for Montessori Parents workshop.
The workshop costs $10 for one person and $15 for two. Free child care for enrolled WMS students and siblings 3 years or older, and babies in arms are welcome.
Register to observe your child’s next program level
Here are the links to reserve your spot for a classroom observation:
Lower Elementary observation (for current kindergarteners)
Upper Elementary observation (for current third-graders)
Middle School observation (for current sixth-graders)
Questions? Please contact Director of Admissions Julie Schwarz.
Save the date to bowl/skate!
Mark your calendars for Jan. 19, 2019! That Saturday afternoon, the Family Alliance is organizing an informal family outing for families interested in socializing off campus. We’ll be at the Lynnwood Bowl and Skate from noon-3 p.m., where kids and families can organize bowling groups and/or practice their roller skating. Bowling is $8.50 per person for use of a lane from noon-2 p.m., plus $4.50 shoe rental. Roller skating is $9 per person from noon-3 p.m. and includes skate rental. The Bowl and Skate has a cafe onsite with a full menu. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Gingerbread photos coming
Did you pose in our festive Gingerbread Festival photo booth this year? If so, your photos will be emailed to you later this week from the North Creek campus front office. Thank you to WMS parent Dawn Simpson for creating this special memory maker.
Welcome to the Grapevine newsletter. The Grapevine is published every Wednesday afternoon during regular school weeks. We welcome your submissions of photos and articles that are about or directly relevant to WMS students, subject to approval by the Director of Communications and Marketing. All submissions are due by 4:30 p.m., Mondays. We do not accept advertising.